FG to collaborate with stakeholders, devt agencies to boost mining

…..MIST, NCMMRD created to aid state participation, says Minister The Federal Government has said it would continue to pursue the implementation of well thought- out reforms and strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the mining sector in the bid to make Nigeria a leading mining jurisdiction. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode …

MMSD Collaborates with MDAs on Mining Roadmap

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in furtherance of its plan to  sensitise all stakeholders in the mining sector on key elements of the mining Roadmap, on Wednesday, held a forum on Mining Roadmap Synergy/Linkages Consultations with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS), in conjunction with the Mining Implementation and Strategy Team (MIST). The aim of the forum …

Mining: FG engages Revenue Consultants to boost earnings

…We intend to surpass projected annual growth rate of 8.54 per cent, says Fayemi The Federal Government has engaged the services of about 100 revenue consultants to work on areas of leakages in the revenue accrued from the mining sector, with a view to shoring up earnings from the sector. The consultants, who would be …

ALSCON: FG signs Renewed Share Purchase Agreement with UC Rusal

….agreement ends decade of legal tussle with BGI Group …..Russian firm now core investor of smelting company        The Federal Government has given official recognition to Messrs UC Rusal, a Russian Company, as the core investor of the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, following the signing of the Renewed Share …

World Bank trains more MDAs staff on Mineral Resources Decision Support System

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in conjunction with the World Bank have commenced an advanced training for some selected staff of the Ministries, Departmental Agencies (MDAs) on Nigeria Mineral Resources Decision Support System (NMRDSS). The week-long  training which is taking place at the Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja is being coordinated by the Mineral …

‘Why Solid Minerals Fund was restructured’

The Federal Government has restructured its Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) to accommodate more operators and deepen participation in the sector. An aide to the Minister of Solid Minerals, Mr Yinka Oyebode, said the government rigged access to the fund to enable more operators would benefit from it. He said the sector is developing, noting …

Fed Govt tackles reduction of mercury use

The Federal Government is set to develop a National Action Plan (NAP) to reduce mercury use, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development Permanent Secretary, Dr Abdukadir Muazu, has said. He made this known at a workshop on National Comprehensive Analysis of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector in Abuja. The event was aimed at …

FG is working to reduce mercury use in Nigeria – Perm Sec

The Federal Government says it is working assiduously to develop a National Action Plan (NAP) to reduce the use of Mercury in Nigeria. Dr Abdukadir Muazu, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said this in Abuja at a workshop for National Comprehensive Analysis of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector. The …

Video: Mining in Nigeria – Episode 1

The weekly Television programme Mining in Nigeria made its debut broadcast on Nigerian Television Autority (NTA) on Thursday 11th January, 2018. If you missed the broadcast, kindly find a preview here. A preview edition will be published on this platform Weekly. Click here to watch